If you want to get into fabric and fashion design — or are already a fabric and fashion designer who is looking for more work — here are online platforms that can help.

Fabric and fashion design

Creatively connects creative artists of all stripes — animators, fashion designers, web designers, fine artists, writers and producers — with companies and individuals who need their services. The brainchild of fashion brand alice + olivia founder Stacey Bendet, the site makes it easy to post a portfolio and apply to jobs offered by a wide array of local and national brands. Creatives can sign up and post a profile for free. Brands/employers are asked to subscribe to connect with creatives. Launched only last summer, the job listings on this site already impress. Learn more about Creatively here. 

Fiverr is a freelance marketplace that allows you to advertise pretty much any legal service. The site has a massive “lifestyle” section that provides a forum for stylists, personal shoppers and fashion designers a place to advertise their availability for gig work. If you’re a high-end designer, Creatively is the better choice. But, if you’re trying to get a foot in fashion’s door, this isn’t a bad place to start. Learn more about Fiverr here. 

WorkingNotWorking, an independent and upscale division of Fiverr, connects creatives in the fashion, entertainment, media, marketing, and consumer services fields directly with companies that want to hire them.  The idea is to avoid agency fees and commissions levied on the talent. This site puts the cost of hiring on the company seeking work. How it works for creatives is relatively simple. You sign up; upload a bio, resume, and portfolio and list your skills and references. The site uses both computer modeling and a board of advisors to determine where your information shows up in any given employment search. Although there is no guarantee you’ll get a job — or even be accepted to list — there’s no cost to try. Learn more about WorkingNotWorking.

Print-on-demand

In addition to these sites that can help you find paying fashion and fabric design project work, realize that you can license your designs to print-on-demand operations. These companies pay you to allow them to print your designs on everything from iPhone cases to coffee mugs. The following print-on-demand operations look for designers to provide fabric designs for furniture, t-shirts, aprons and shower curtains, among other things. In other words, they’re perfect for fabric designers. 

FineArtAmerica is one of the oldest and largest print-on-demand operations in the U.S. With most products, FineArtAmerica sets a base price that represents the cost for the site to produce and ship the product to the customer. The artists add their mark-up to come up with a final price. Learn more about FineArtAmerica here

Society6 generally sets the royalty rate for you, which amounts to 10% of the sales price. Learn more about Society6 here.

Redbubble has a dynamic pricing formula where you can set your own profit margin. For instance, if a t-shirt’s base price is $18.50, you can add a $10 mark-up and the site will sell it for $28.50. Or, you could decide to accept a lower mark-up to sell at a lower price. Learn more about RedBubble here.

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